RED WINGS BLOW CHANCE TO LIFT CUP
The Red Wings were less than 60 seconds from winning the Stanley Cup when Pittsburgh's Maxim Talbot tied the score with a goal at 19:25 of the third period on Monday night. The only other NHL team to give up a tying goal in the last minute of the third period of a Stanley Cup Final game that was a potential clincher was Detroit in Game Three in 1936 against Toronto. The Red Wings were up 2-0 in the best-of-five series and led the game, 3-2, when the Maple Leafs Pep Kelly scored at 19:19 of the third period to tie the score at 3-3. Toronto won in overtime, but Detroit won the Cup in the next game.
DETROIT NOW 10-12 IN POTENTIAL CUP CLINCHING GAMES
Detroit is now 10-12 in possible Stanley Cup Final clinching games. That's the most such losses for any team in NHL history. The Canadiens, the team with the second-highest loss total, are 25-9 in potential Cup clinchers.
SYKORA SCORES POWER PLAY GOAL IN OVERTIME
Petr Sykora scored a power play goal at 9:57 of the third overtime period. Sykora's goal was the fourth overtime power play goal in Stanley Cup Final history. Bill Cook scored one for the Rangers in 1933, Mush March for Chicago in 1934 and Denis Potvin for the Islanders in 1980.
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